Upakarman, Upākarman: 8 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upakarman (उपकर्मन्).—n. A rite in which the head of the boy (vaṭuḥ) is smelt at the उपनयन (upanayana) ceremony; जातकर्मणि यत्प्राह पिता यच्चोपकर्मणि (jātakarmaṇi yatprāha pitā yaccopakarmaṇi) Mb.12.266.16.

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Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्).—n.

1) Preparation, beginning, commencement; अध्याय° (adhyāya°).

2) A ceremony performed before commencing to read the Veda after the monsoons (cf. śrāvaṇī); अध्यायानामुपाकर्म श्रावण्यां श्रवणेन वा । हस्तेनौषधिभावे वा पञ्चम्यां श्रावणस्य तु (adhyāyānāmupākarma śrāvaṇyāṃ śravaṇena vā | hastenauṣadhibhāve vā pañcamyāṃ śrāvaṇasya tu) || Y.1.142; Ms.4.119.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्).—i. e. upa-ā -kṛ + man, n. The beginning of holy study, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 119.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्).—[neuter] preparation, commencement, [especially] to study the Vedas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—W. p. 315. Bik. 164.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्):—[=upā-karman] [from upā-kṛ] n. preparation, setting about, commencement ([especially] of reading the Veda), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra ii; Manu-smṛti iv, 119; Yājñavalkya]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्):—[upā+karman] (rmma) 1. n. Preparation for the study of the Vedas.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्):—(wie eben) n. Vorbereitung, Beginn: adhyāyopākarman [Pāraskara’s Gṛhyasūtrāṇi 2, 10.] adhyāyānām [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 142.] auch ohne Zusatz: Beginn des Veda-Studiums [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 119.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1041. fg.]

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Upākarman (उपाकर्मन्):—der Beginn des Veda-Studiums [Oxforder Handschriften 269,a,5.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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